Updated 10/10/2012 11:43 AM
APD snags serial armed robbers
Jose Rigoberto Matute, 19, and Fidencio Garcia Jr., 17
Austin police have arrested 17-year-old Fidencio Garcia Jr. and 19-year-old Jose Rigoberto Matute in connection to the serial shotgun robbers occurring around Austin.
They have both been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony, and felon in possession of a firearm, a class a misdemeanor, according to APD.
Earlier -- Austin police are asking for the public’s assistance identifying a pair of serial armed robbers they say used a shotgun to rob four convenience stores in the last month.
Police say the pair first robbed a Bread Basket convenient store in South Austin on Sept. 7. About 10 minutes later, they attempted to rob a nearby Stop-N-Shop on South First Street.
Most recently, they have been linked to an armed robbery a Quix Mart near the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. According to police, a shotgun was fired during this robbery, but no one was injured.
The suspects are described as the following:
• Hispanic male
• Mid-teens to early 20s
• 5’8” to 5’10”
• Dark colored bandana covering his face
• Possible tattoo between thumb and forefinger on right hand
He was last seen wearing a long sleeved possibly light green button down shirt, dark colored possibly green baseball cap, black gloves, and black pants.
• Hispanic male
• 5’2” to 5’4”
• White bandana or shirt covering his face in the latest incident
He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, purple and yellow (possibly LA Lakers or LSU Tigers) baseball cap, dark colored pants, and gloves.
Police ask anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the robbery tip-line at (512) 974-5092.